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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Worcester to Albany. Traveling by bus from Worcester to Albany usually takes around 6 hours and 8 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance103 mi (166 km)
Shortest duration3h 20m
Cheapest price$16.98
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Worcester to Albany

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Odellia

July 15, 2023- Vacation

Peter Pan Lines

Punctual and friendly

4.0

GEDEON

May 28, 2023- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: It's okay. Cons: Time. Tips: Don't mind.

5.0

Andrew

January 10, 2020- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: The driver was pleasant, and a skilled driver. It was a comfortable ride, quiet, and with clean restrooms. I enjoyed my trip to Albany. Cons: nothing.

How much is a bus ticket from Worcester to Albany?

Bus tickets for a trip from Worcester to Albany cost $34.10 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly average prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Worcester to Albany, mark your calendar for May. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $32. However, taking the bus from Worcester to Albany during July is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $48. The best way to find deals on a trip in July is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 14 days in advance to save $15.30 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Worcester to Albany?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Worcester to Albany that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound26h 39m$39.71
Peter Pan Lines23h 32m$41.46
  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 2 bus trips from Worcester to Albany every day, with the average journey taking around 6 hours and 39 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Albany usually start from $17.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Worcester to Albany from $27. There are 2 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Worcester to Albany and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Albany. In Worcester, Peter Pan Lines departs to Albany from Union Station . In Albany, Peter Pan Lines arrives at 66 Green Street .

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Worcester to Albany takes 3 hours and 32 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Albany in 3 hours and 20 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Albany.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 8 minutes to cover the 103 miles from Worcester to Albany. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 20 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Albany at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 11:00am and the last bus leaves at 12:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Worcester to Albany, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Worcester to Albany every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

City Information

Worcester

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We dare you to pronounce it right on the first try. Named after Worcester in England, Worcester is the second-most populous city in Massachusetts. The city boasts an extensive history, particularly because of its industrial and weaponry prowess during World War II; take your dad (or your dad friend) to the Worcester Historical Museum to learn more.

For those more interested in science and nature, visit the popular EcoTarium, which includes hands-on exhibits and an outdoor campus featuring forest and meadow trails. Then, to apply your newfound natural knowledge, take a relaxing stroll through Green Hill Park to try to identify the lake's wildlife. In the evening, visit The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts to catch anything from a burlesque show, Broadway performance, or even a silent film.

Worcester's location at the heart of the state makes it easy to travel to this bustling city. Worcester has its own regional airport, or head to Boston's Logan Airport for a wider variety of flights. Amtrak trains provide daily services from Boston, and bus service is available on Greyhound, Jefferson Lines, OurBus, and Peter Pan.

Albany

As the capital city of New York state, Albany is blessed with many historic buildings and quaint quarters, making it the perfect city to take a stroll around. One of the city’s top attractions is the famous New York State Capitol Building, a stately structure that has been around since as far as the 19th century. If you wish to learn more about the city’s rich history, head over to Bidwell House museum, which is actually a restored home filled with impressive artifacts. While staying in Albany, do take the time to visit The Egg, a unique-looking building that will certainly satisfy your architectural curiosity.

For a great dinner with a quirky twist, head over to Canvas, Corks and Forks - Schenectady. For some of the best BBQ dishes in town, don’t hesitate to give Warehouse Grill & BBQ a shot.

The busiest bus station in the area is the Albany Bus Terminal. The bus station welcomes buses from New York, Boston, Baltimore, and many other places. The nearest Amtrak train station is located in the neighboring town of Rensselaer, NY. The city’s principal airport is the Albany International Airport, located six miles northwest of Albany.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Worcester?

Main departure station: Union Station

Most buses depart from the main station in Worcester.

All bus stations in Worcester:

  • Union Station

Where does the bus arrive in Albany?

Albany Bus Term - 34 Hamilton St  - ALBPPA-0

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Main arrival station: Albany Bus Terminal

The Albany Bus Terminal is a busy hub of intercity bus travel in downtown Albany. Jefferson Lines, Greyhound, Adirondack Trailways, and Peter Pan operate bus trips that stop at this station. The terminal has customer service staff on-site, as well as restrooms and a small cafe. Several parking lots are available around the station, and a hotel is available just down the street. It is only a few blocks to downtown Albany and the New York State Capitol complex from the station.

All bus stations in Albany:

  • Albany Bus Terminal

  • 66 Green Street

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